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How Nike Is Going to Help Accelerate Dez Bryant’s Return to Football



Dez Bryant is going to try and play again for the Cowboys pretty soon. Maybe this weekend. They certainly need it. They’re 2-3 and looking up at the Eagles and Giants as division leaders (both at 3-3).

“He obviously is the one who will have the biggest say in it based on how he’s feeling with the work we give him, but we’ll observe him as well,” Jason Garrett told the Dallas Morning News. “We’ll observe him as coaches, we’ll observe him as medical people and just see where he is and make the best judgement for him and our team.”

Side note: how frustrating would it be if Dez came back the weekend Weeden got benched?

So where does Nike come in? Here’s the Dallas Morning News again.

Nike re-worked Bryant’s game cleats so that his right shoe is now wider than the left one. Nike made the right shoe wider for Bryant because they strengthened a plate that is already built into the outside of the shoe to better protect Bryant’s foot when he returns to the field.

Bryant’s new cleats came in last week and he’s been wearing them since he began working on the side with an athletic trainer Thursday at practice.

Hopefully they look something like this.  Screen Shot 2015-10-22 at 9.15.34 AM

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